Today was the final day of the ANU School of Art graduating exhibition, and so I finally dashed in and took some photos of one of my favorite bodies of work in this year's batch on my way to the Bookstud (almost finished the first batch of books!). They aren't fabulous photos, and I apologise for any flaws in what follows. The fault is all mine; the work is fantastic.
These are by Lucinda Shawcross, of the Gold and Silversmithing Workshop. The series is simply called 'Wedding Ring Series', and I'm showing them in the order in which they were presented.
Adam and Eve
Elizabeth and Darcy
Roudolf and Margot
Hilary and Bill
Acrylic, Silver 925
Echo and Narcissus
Anna Nicole and J. Howard
Silver 925, Cubic Zirconia
Beauty and the Beast
Silver 925, Cubic Zirconia, Fine Silver, Diamond
This is one example of my bad photo not doing it justice. Of course, the diamond is embedded in the top of the Beast's square ring.
Mary and Percy
ABS Plastic, Found Object
Again, apologies for this one. The plastic square has gorgeous lacy and ivory-like qualities.
Marie and Pierre
Frida and Diego
Gold Plated Brass, Steel Nails
Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde
Gold Plated Brass, Brass, Found Objects
I love this one. The rings are held together by (l-r) a little string noose, a chain, metal studs, a piece of elastic, hair, a string plait, and a spring. The last link is missing.
Madame de Pompadour and Louis XV
Gold Plated Brass
Aren't they great? I love the way she progresses through the materials in a linear sense, and that the couples aren't arranged chronologically or confined to a genre. If you like what Lucinda does, she can be contacted via the ANU School of Art Gallery.